Guglielmo, Amy and Jacqueline Tourville. Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire. Illus. by Brigette Barrager. 2017. Unpaged. Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (9781481461313). PreS-Gr. 3.
Artist and illustrator, Mary Blair did not let anyone compromise her vibrant visions of color despite the fact that many male colleagues considered her art too colorful and modern.
Charleyboy, Lisa nad Mary Beth Leatherdale. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women. 2017. 109p. Annick Press, $12.95 (9781554519576). Gr. 8-up.
#NotYourPrincess features the voices of fifty Native American women artists as they answer the question, “What is it like to be an indigenous woman or girl today?”
Yousafzai, Malala. Malala’s Magic Pencil. Illus. by Kerascoet. 2017. Unpaged. Hachette/Little, Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316319577). Gr. K-3.
At a young age, Malala began to speak out about the importance of education after girls were forbidden from attending school in her hometown.
Ahdieh, Renee. Flame in the Mist. 2017. 392p. Penguin Random House/ G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (9780399171635). Gr. 9-up.
After escaping from an attempt on her life, Mariko joins the bandits of the Black Clan and discovers where her true loyalties lie.
Garza, Cynthia Leonor. Lucia the Luchadora. Illus. by Alyssa Bermudez. 2017. Unpaged. powerHouse Packaging & Supply, Inc. /POW!, $16.99 (9781576878279). PreS-Gr.2.
When the boys on the playground tell Lucia she can’t be a superhero because she is a girl, Lucia becomes and Luchadora and stands up for what is right.
Poletti, Frances and Kristina Yee. The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon. Illus. by Susanna Chapman. 2017. Unpaged. Compendium, Inc. $16.88 (9781943200474). Gr. K-5.
Bobbi Gibb would not take no for an answer when she was told that women couldn’t run in the Boston Marathon.
Clinton, Chelsea. She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. Illus. By Alexandra Boiger. 2017. Unpaged. Penguin Random House/Philomel Books, $17.99 (9781524741723). Gr. K-3.
The thirteen American women in this book prove that girls and women have persisted against gender inequality throughout history to accomplish their dreams.